Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Yesterday's Tornado Video/No Storms Today

Here is some incredible footage from @reedtimmerTVN of the storm at the Montana/Saskatchewan border yesterday. They drove D2 right into the tornado!

Today's forecast is saying it will be a cool wet day in most areas with a sudden snap back to unusually cold temperatures on Thursday. No storms possible on the Canadian Prairies.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tornado Risk Today - North Dakota/Manitoba

As cool heavy rain dumps on the city of Regina, temperatures are reaching the 90s F in South Dakota. In between, the atmosphere is destabilising and the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma is giving a 2% to 5% chance of tornadoes in central North Dakota all the way up to the Manitoba border. Storms are not likely to cross into Canada unless conditions change but today's Canadian Prairie Storms Map has been updated to reflect the possible danger area.   

Monday, May 21, 2012

Site Redesign/Experimental Map Is Back!

The Experimental Severe Weather Forecast Map is back this year and has been rebuilt from scratch using Corel Draw X6. It will be updated daily using forecast data from Environment Canada and information supplied by The Arctic And Prairie Storm Prediction Centre. Originally created in 2003, this will be version 3 as it began from Windows Paint program then onto Adobe Illustrator in 2006.

Another addition to the site is a live feed from our list of storm tweeters, including chasers, spotters, meteorologists, The Weather Network and many other weather and local news feeds.

Also, added another lightning detector from Hanna, Alberta to our data links page.

Today's map will always be displayed on the top right hand side of the page and is not of any official relation to Environment Canada. It is designed and created by @jaredmysko so please direct comments and criticisms on twitter for public display and analysis. Warning criteria will almost always appear slightly higher here in order to create public awareness and encourage debate on the topic. Thank you and have a great day!

Jared Mysko

Tuesday's Map (preliminary forecast)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Giant Cone Tornado Today Near Near Rago, Kansas Today

Giant Cone Tornado Today Near  Near Rago, Kansas Today
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by National Geographic Photographer 

Mike Theiss


Update: Storms continue to produce tornadoes in Kansas and Nebraska with 22 reports so far according to Storm Prediction Center in Norman.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

First Thunderstorm Of The Year!

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued just after noon as heavy rain, intense lighting and pea size hail was reported with the first thunderstorm of the year hit the city of Regina, Saskatchewan

The following photos were taken after the storm.
Mammatus Clouds in Downtown Regina 3pm

Sepia effect

Canada Geese relaxing in the park after the storm

Seagulls by Wascana Lake

Regina, Saskatchewan Skyline with Kayaks on Wascana Lake